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Definition of "anatomy" []

  • The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts. (noun)
  • The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts. (noun)
  • A treatise on anatomic science. (noun)
  • Dissection of a plant or animal to study the structure, position, and interrelation of its various parts. (noun)
  • A skeleton. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anatomy" in a sentence
  • "What could have been more natural, then, than that Ballard the student should devote himself to classes in anatomy, spending quality time with corpses, some of whom, in life, had been dedicated professors in the department."
  • "Your knowledge of brain anatomy exceeds your knowledge of geography."
  • "This is something you find in anatomy texts or medicine, not martial arts."